Women with noncancerous conditions can often avoid a hysterectomy and preserve their uterus by choosing to have Advanced Endometrial Ablation. While this procedure can’t help all the conditions treated with a hysterectomy, Dr. Clint Ashford specializes in using Advanced Endometrial Ablation as an alternative to treat several gynecologic conditions. If you’ve been told you need a hysterectomy, schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn if minimally invasive Advanced Endometrial Ablation is the right choice for you.
A hysterectomy is usually the most appropriate treatment for women diagnosed with uterine cancer. If you don’t have cancer, however, a hysterectomy is the last option and should only be performed after other conservative treatments have been tried.
Many gynecologic conditions can be effectively treated without hysterectomy, such as:
Many of these conditions never need a hysterectomy!
Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the layer of tissue lining the uterus. Dr. Clint Ashford performs Advanced Endometrial Ablation using small surgical instruments that easily pass through the cervix and into the uterus. The procedure is 100% pain-free!
A variety of techniques may be used to gently remove the endometrial cells, including:
Dr. Ashford has expertise in all the different techniques, so he can choose the one that’s best for you. For example, radiofrequency ablation is often the best choice for women with normal anatomy of the uterus.
After the uterine lining is removed, you can’t get pregnant. Therefore, Advanced Endometrial Ablation is only appropriate for women when childbearing is complete.
There are alternatives to hysterectomy! If you’ve been advised to get a hysterectomy, call The Ashford Center or schedule online today to find out about alternatives.